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About Judith Bailey Slagle

Kingsport native Judy Slagle received her B.S. and M.A. at ETSU and Ph.D. in English from The University of Tennessee, Knoxville (1991). Her first tenure-track position was at MTSU, where she taught British literature and directed the graduate program in English until 1997, when she became Associate Dean of Humanities at Roane State Community College. In 1999 Dr. Slagle returned to ETSU, becoming Chair of the Department of Literature and Language (formerly English) in 2000. She served as chair until her appointment as interim dean of The Honors College in 2014 and dean in 2015. Dr. Slagle still regularly teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in British literature. Recent publications include Romantic Appropriations of History: The Legends of Joanna Baillie and Margaret Holford Hodson (Fairleigh Dickinson UP, 2012); "The Rise and Fall of the New Edinburgh Theatre Royal, 1767-1859: Archival Documents and Performance History" (Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Theatre Research, 2015); and other books, articles and book chapters focused on eighteenth- and nineteenth-century women writers.


Present Dean, East Tennessee State University Honors College
Present Professor, East Tennessee State University Literature and Language, College of Arts and Sciences

Curriculum Vitae

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Professional Service and Affiliations

2017 - Present Advisory Board Member, Northeast State Community College Honors Program
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Honors and Awards

  • 2007-2008 - ETSU Arts & Sciences Distinguished Research Award
  • 2008 - Notable Woman of ETSU
  • 2013 - YWCA Tribute to Women Award


1991 PhD, English, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
1985 MA, East Tennessee State University
1983 BS, East Tennessee State University

Contact Information

PO Box 70683
Johnson City, TN 37614

Office: 131 Yoakley Hall
Phone: 423-439-6077


Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles (4)

Book/Performance Reviews (4)

Books/Monographs (1)

Encyclopedia Entries (4)

Conference Presentations (10)